Swimming lessons returning in Hay River

Hay River Aquatic Centre
A file photo of the pool in Hay River. Photo: PSAV Architects
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Swimming lessons are set to restart at Hay River’s pool after the Chief Public Health Officer.

Director of Recreation Stephane Millette said aquatic centre staff are coming up with more specific details and timelines, during a town council meeting on Monday.

Back in December, Millette had told the council the CPHO’s Office had put a pause on accepting exemptions for COVID-19 restrictions, rejecting Hay River’s application for an exemption from COVID-19 restrictions to restart swimming lessons.

Hay River’s pool reopened in early November after the Office of Chief Public Health Officer approved the town’s application to reopen.

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The pool is currently undergoing maintenance work to change its chlorine feed system in the large pool after the system was changed in the hot tub facility.

Temporary repairs to a leak in the roof to the entrance way have also been made recently, 

“We’ve budgeted for a full investigation this spring and summer and to determine how best to patch the roof and avoid these leaks, that seems to happen around this time of year,” said Milette.

A lifeguarding competition could also be coming to Hay River, which would be a first for the town, according to Millette.

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